Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Groot Constantia, Cape Town

Groot Constantia Historic Wine Estate Cape Town South Africa


A rather sizeable proportion of my time in Cape Town was dedicated to visiting wine estates.

After thoroughly enjoying our tour of Franschhoek, we were keen to see what else this little corner of the world had to offer!

Groot Constantia is a wine estate in the Constantia region of Cape Town. Founded in 1685, it's South Africa's oldest wine estate. It's also on the Cape Town Big Seven attractions list - making it a Cape Town must-do! It has wine tasting and cellar tours, restaurants, a deli and a museum, so you could easily make a day of it.

Groot Constantia Historic Wine Estate

Groot Constantia Cape Town

Buildings at Groot Constantia Wine Estate Cape Town

I'll let you in on a little secret...

The photos in this post are actually taken over two separate occasions - both within one week. I just liked the place so much!

The first time I came down for an afternoon with a friend. We wandered amongst the vines for a good while, chatting about nothing and just drinking in the views. Bathed in a golden sunlight, the estate was looking especially autumnal. And when everything comes with cloud covered mountains in the background, it can't help but look good!

Vines at Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia Grape Vines

Vines at Groot Constantia Estate South Africa

Once we'd had our fill of exploring, we headed to the tasting rooms and settled ourselves down for a wine and chocolate pairing.

Buildings at Groot Constantia Cape Town


Groot Constantia was on everyone's list of places to visit, so when a few more friends were planning a trip a couple of days later, I wasted no time in joining them for the afternoon. It was nearing the end of our time in South Africa and they had a lot to fit in, so we didn't wine taste or spend so long in the vines this time around, but it was still just as beautiful.

Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia
I wish we'd managed to make time for eating there - the restaurant menu looked wonderful and I just know I'd have been happy to sit with good food and a glass of wine looking out over the vines! So if you find yourself in Cape Town, I'd definitely suggest allowing yourself a good few hours in the middle of the day at Groot Constantia.

Groot Constantia Historic Wine Estate

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  1. Great post and gorgeous pictures. Gemma x
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  2. Wow, this place looks absolutely stunning! Such epic scenery and you have captured it beautifully :D I find it so tricky to capture scenery in the distance haha! Can I ask, which camera do you use? xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you, it lends itself very well to nice pictures! I actually took all these pictures on my phone, a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua and then edit them on the basic software on my computer :) xx

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